Capstone falls from First UMC


A portion of the limestone rain cap on the east side roof of the First United Methodist Church at Fourth Street and Osage Avenue became dislodged around noon Wednesday. The falling debris struck the west wall of the Sedalia Water Department. Sedalia Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Harrell said the Water Department was closed and would remain so until they could assess the situation. “Public safety is our biggest concern,” he said.


Officials from the City of Sedalia and the Sedalia Fire Department observe the roof of the First United Methodist Church where a limestone rain cap broke loose Wednesday, falling and striking the Sedalia Water Department.


A man looks toward the roof of the First United Methodist Church where limestone fell Wednesday. SFD Deputy Chief Harrell said they would bring in a crane Wednesday afternoon to remove the fallen stone and that professionals would be brought in Thursday to assess the church’s roof.


SFD Deputy Chief Harrell, left, and City of Sedalia Community Development Director John Simmons exit a barricade along Fourth Street after taking a look at the fallen limestone from the First UMC. The church was built in 1888 and is one of Sedalia’s historical buildings.


A portion of the limestone rain cap on the east side roof of the First United Methodist Church at Fourth Street and Osage Avenue became dislodged around noon Wednesday. The falling debris struck the west wall of the Sedalia Water Department. Sedalia Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Harrell said the Water Department was closed and would remain so until they could assess the situation. “Public safety is our biggest concern,” he said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082715Collapse1.jpgA portion of the limestone rain cap on the east side roof of the First United Methodist Church at Fourth Street and Osage Avenue became dislodged around noon Wednesday. The falling debris struck the west wall of the Sedalia Water Department. Sedalia Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Harrell said the Water Department was closed and would remain so until they could assess the situation. “Public safety is our biggest concern,” he said.

Officials from the City of Sedalia and the Sedalia Fire Department observe the roof of the First United Methodist Church where a limestone rain cap broke loose Wednesday, falling and striking the Sedalia Water Department.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082715Collapse-2.jpgOfficials from the City of Sedalia and the Sedalia Fire Department observe the roof of the First United Methodist Church where a limestone rain cap broke loose Wednesday, falling and striking the Sedalia Water Department.

A man looks toward the roof of the First United Methodist Church where limestone fell Wednesday. SFD Deputy Chief Harrell said they would bring in a crane Wednesday afternoon to remove the fallen stone and that professionals would be brought in Thursday to assess the church’s roof.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082715Collapse-3.jpgA man looks toward the roof of the First United Methodist Church where limestone fell Wednesday. SFD Deputy Chief Harrell said they would bring in a crane Wednesday afternoon to remove the fallen stone and that professionals would be brought in Thursday to assess the church’s roof.

SFD Deputy Chief Harrell, left, and City of Sedalia Community Development Director John Simmons exit a barricade along Fourth Street after taking a look at the fallen limestone from the First UMC. The church was built in 1888 and is one of Sedalia’s historical buildings.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082715Collapse-4.jpgSFD Deputy Chief Harrell, left, and City of Sedalia Community Development Director John Simmons exit a barricade along Fourth Street after taking a look at the fallen limestone from the First UMC. The church was built in 1888 and is one of Sedalia’s historical buildings.

A portion of the limestone rain cap on the east side roof of the First United Methodist Church at Fourth Street and Osage Avenue became dislodged around noon Wednesday. The falling debris struck the west wall of the Sedalia Water Department. Sedalia Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Harrell said the Water Department was closed and would remain so until they could assess the situation. “Public safety is our biggest concern,” he said.

Officials from the City of Sedalia and the Sedalia Fire Department observe the roof of the First United Methodist Church where a limestone rain cap broke loose Wednesday, falling and striking the Sedalia Water Department.

A man looks toward the roof of the First United Methodist Church where limestone fell Wednesday. SFD Deputy Chief Harrell said they would bring in a crane Wednesday afternoon to remove the fallen stone and that professionals would be brought in Thursday to assess the church’s roof.

SFD Deputy Chief Harrell, left, and City of Sedalia Community Development Director John Simmons exit a barricade along Fourth Street after taking a look at the fallen limestone from the First UMC. The church was built in 1888 and is one of Sedalia’s historical buildings.

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